Everyone knows how chic riding outfits can be, horsemanship is a theme so often you used in fashion and interior design. Today I am delighted to offer you the opportunity to receive a copy of this beautiful French banner, used to illustrate an exhibition of feminine riding outfits through the years.
A dear reader of mine, the fine artist, David Terry, is most generously offering to send, as a gift, a JPEG copy of this picture to any of my readers who would like to download it and frame as a print.
David found the poster in the very chic town of Senlis, just north of Paris. He managed to procure several copies for himself and for friends who love to ride, and today he's happy to share the poster with you. It can be printed out to its original size of 12" x 16" and looks fantastic framed. If you would like David to send you the JPEG file by email, just get in touch with him here.
David's proposition came at an opportune moment as we have horses and horse riding gear on our minds here in Normandy. Since I am no longer intrepid enough to ride my thoroughbred horse Jacquard, whose habit of getting me out of the saddle at the most unexpected moments began to take the pleasure out of a ride, we may have found a more well balanced horse to take his place.
This young and elegant Quick (that's his name!) was put through his paces by my daughter this weekend, and performed beautifully. He didn't spook at noisy trucks, he was happy to jump tree trunks in the forest, and seemed totally zen about riding out alone, all the things that dear old Jacquard kicks up about.
I am off to ask David for my own copy of his poster, to inspire myself to look chic while riding high!
Thank you David, and best wishes to you all for a chic and happy week ahead.